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  • View a list of ethnomusicology-related performance ensembles.
  • Individual lessons and non-ensemble performance: Credit-bearing individual lessons and non-ensemble performance opportunities (i.e. special topics courses or thesis work) in an array of musical traditions and genres are available throughout the Five Colleges. Please consult the course catalog of your home institution and with a member of the Five College Ethnomusicology faculty to find the instructor best suited to your interests.
  • Five College Ethnomusicology Certificate students: Depending on your area of interest, courses can often fall within more than one of the four course categories required for the certificate. While a single course cannot be counted twice, you should work in close consultation with your campus Ethnomusicology advisor to determine the appropriate allocation of courses within the certificate requirements.

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Please note that course offerings may change and lists may be updated, so it is helpful to check back regularly.

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Fall 2021 Methodology Courses

Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
MUSI 244 01 Methods of Analysis Jeffers Engelhardt MW 01:30PM-02:50PM Amherst College
HACU 0265 1 Encapsulating Sounds Junko Oba 02:30PM-03:50PM M;02:30PM-03:50PM W Hampshire College
MUSIC 226 01 World Music Olabode Omojola MW 01:45PM-03:00PM Mount Holyoke College
ANT 258 01 Performing Culture Margaret Sarkissian M W 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM Smith College
MUS 258 01 Performing Culture Margaret Sarkissian M W 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM Smith College

Elective Courses

Elective courses are negotiated in consultation with the student's ethnomusicology advisor, including courses from related disciplines including: anthropology, sociology, history, or media studies; area studies fields such as African Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, or Middle East Studies; or others related to a particular student's ethnomusicological interests.